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|Matt Skole draws Jim Thome comparison |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(2/17/14) Nationals infield prospect Matt Skole isn't expected to break camp with the team and probably won't have a long stint in major-league spring training. However, the highly touted prospect, who was limited to just a few games in the minors last season due to an elbow injury, is already making a lasting impression.
"I like Skoley," Nationals manager Matt Williams said, per CSN Washington. "He had a tough break last year. Saw him a little bit in the [Arizona] Fall League. He had just come back, those were his first at-bats. So I anticipate he will look for his timing early this spring, because he really hasn’t played in a year. So it’s gonna be tough for him early.
"He drives the ball the other way well. He can play both corner positions. So I think he’s got a bright future. He reminds me a little bit of Thome, the way that Jim Thome used to hit the other way so well. Skoley does that good. And he takes the ahead-in-the-count fastball, breaking ball, and drives it to his pull side. But he stays on the ball well."
|Matt Skole fully recovered from Tommy John surgery |
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(11/6/13) Nationals third base prospect Matt Skole is seeing his first game action since having Tommy John surgery in April, and he told the Washington Post that his swing is back at "100 percent."
Skole is playing for the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League, and he is batting .184 with three home runs in 12 games.
|Matt Skole unlikely to return during regular season |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(7/24/13) Nationals third base prospect Matt Skole is unlikely to return from April Tommy John surgery during the regular season, MASN Sports reports. However, Nationals director of player development Doug Harris is hopeful Skole will be ready to play in fall or winter ball.
Skole has been participating in "light baseball-related activities," such as one-handed swings and some light throwing.
|Matt Skole out at least three months |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(4/17/13) Nationals third base prospect Matt Skole underwent Tommy John surgery to repair a torn UCL in his left elbow and surgery to repair a wrist fracture Wedensday. General manager Mike Rizzo said after the surgery that Skole is expected to miss 3-to-4 months while recovering.
|Matt Skole has fracture in wrist |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(4/8/13) An X-ray has revealed Nationals third-base prospect Matt Skole has a fracture in his wrist.
Skole injured his arm during Friday's game, and was initially placed on the 7-day minor-league disabled list. His injury timetable is still unclear, but he will miss multiple weeks. Skole has emerged as a prospect in the Nationals' system after hitting .292/.425/.555 in 598 plate appearances last season. He jumped three levels last year, ending the season in Double-A.
The Nationals are set at third, with Ryan Zimmerman and Anthony Rendon in the organization, but Skole has played some first base in the minors.
|Talk about having your season cut short. Nationals infield prospect Matt Skole lasted just two games for Double-A Harrisburg in 2013 after he suffered season-ending wrist and elbow injuries during a collision at first base. The good news for the Nationals and Skole is that he was able to return in time to play in the prospect-laden Arizona Fall League, where he homered three times and drove in seven runs in 15 games. Prior to getting hurt, Skole emerged as one of the top power bats in the Nationals' system, as he totaled 27 home runs, 28 doubles and 104 RBI in 119 games in 2012. While he hit only .184 in the AFL, at least his power swing was still there and he enters 2014 as the Nationals' fourth-best prospect, according to Baseball America. Skole is a corner infielder that can hit for power. He could be the Nationals' solution at first base when Adam LaRoche's contract expires. However, he's likely to open 2014 at Double-A and might not debut until next season, so he remains more of a long-term Fantasy keeper.
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